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I would really like to get a new computer monitor in the next couple of weeks, so I can donate my old one to California Recycles in November.* I have SOME idea of what I want, but I have no clue what brand is best or which size to get or what a good price is or where to go to get it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"> It has to be an LCD because I use one at work and by comparison my CRT at home is crappola. I want integrated speakers. Beyond that...<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/help.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":help:"><br><br><br><br>
* <a href="http://www.californiarecycles.com/" target="_blank">http://www.californiarecycles.com/</a> They will have a truck at my local grocery co-op in November and it's a perfect opportunity to get rid of my old computer monitor.<br><br><br><br>
My CRT is from 1998. It came with my first computer. There was no monitor that came with my current computer, so I figured I could use my old one until I bought a new monitor. That was 4 1/2 years ago already (where does the time go?) and I've used the LCD flat screen at work for about 3 1/2 years. There's nothing wrong with the CRT except the resolution, compared to the LCD, is <i>terrible.</i> Plus it has huge speakers hanging on either side, so the whole thing takes up too much room on my desk.<br><br><br><br>
Anybody have any suggestions?
 

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Costco has great monitors. You can also check out Fry's Electronic for cheaper prices. It doesnt matter what brand. Its usually your computer.. and then sometimes your monitor will burn out if its on 24/7.
 

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<a href="http://newegg.com" target="_blank">http://newegg.com</a> -- I get everything there!<br><br><br><br>
Is there a really specific reason you want integrated speakers? They probably won't be very good, and it'll severely limit your choices. You can get good speakers for cheap, so price shouldn't be an issue. If it's a space issue, you can get small ones, and mount them somewhere.<br><br><br><br>
Keep in mind that there are a billion different specs on LCDs, so you need to know what's important. For instance, mine has an insane viewing ratio (vertically), so if you look from above, or below, it's consistent. On the crappier ones it gets bright if you look from above, you know? Mine uses a different technique to do this, but the downside is a slight "screen-door" effect (you get used to it, doesn't bother me now).
 

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I agree with TommyGun about integrated speakers. Also, if you have monitor and speakers together, if something goes wrong with the monitor you will have to replace both the monitor, AND the speakers -- unless you want to keep the old monitor just to use its speakers.
 
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